2010 Weingut Allram Grüner Veltliner (1L)

SKU #1070916

This is a newish DI property for us producing great wines from some of the top sites in the Kamptal. Michaela Haas is the 4th generation of this family to run the 15 ha domaine. Fermented and aged in stainless steel and bottled with a crown cap this is the perfect liter, fresh, light and snappy; delivering all the thirst quenching you look for in a wine like this. The nose is textbook Gruner Veltliner filled with spice and pepper, snap pea and grapefruit. It is sleek, focused and juicy owing to the wonderful bright acid structure of the vintage.

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By: Mari Keilman |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/31/2012  | Send Email
Citrus notes coupled with peach and apricot and fresh minerality are the perfect accompaniment to the bracing acidity and refreshingly crisp finish.

By: Jeff Garneau |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/26/2012  | Send Email
Never heard of Grüner Veltliner? The grape is native to Austria where it is the most widely planted varietal, accounting for over one third of the country's total vineyard area. While capable of producing ageworthy wines of great distinction, most Grüner Veltliner is meant to be consumed when young. Lively and refreshing, this 2010 Weingut Allram Grüner Veltliner Kamptal is a perfect example of the type. The wine is crisp, dry and mineral-driven with classic notes of spicy white pepper and tangy ripe grapefruit. It is extremely food friendly, with a particular affinity for vegetables, especially hard to pair dishes like asparagus or artichokes.

By: Adam Parry |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/31/2011  | Send Email
This wine is simply a pleasure to drink, great acidity with a fine white pepper note going through the center. Every fridge must have one in it at all times.

By: Kyle Kurani |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/27/2011  | Send Email
Another direct import value for us, the Allram Gruner is exactly the kind of wine I look forward to drinking over the summer. Bright and refreshing, this wine has a hint of spice, a crisp mouth feel and a brilliant clean finish. Pair with light summer dishes, or Asian inspired cuisine, or just a Tuesday night.

By: Illya Haase |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/15/2011  | Send Email
Summer has finally begun, and the Allram is the summer Gruner for me! It's not one note like many other Gruners, but very balanced with just the right amounts of fruit, mineral and acid. Bring it to your next party and see how fast it goes.

By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/4/2011  | Send Email
This has got to be one of the best white wine values in inventory at this moment. It is easy to drink and is light,clean and crisp. There is also a hint of minerality in this wine. Great alone, it will also go well with fish, chicken or salads.

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Varietal:

Gruner Veltliner

- Grüner Veltliner is the most widely planted grape variety in Austria, making up about a third of all the vineyard land in the country, according to importer extraordinaire Terry Thiese. The varietal has definitely increased in popularity of the past few years, as sommeliers and wine directors loaded their lists with this spicy white because it pairs well with so many things. Its bouquet has been described as floral, tending to toward musky, with hints of peppery greens, lentils, citrus and red fruit with a distinctive mineral quality. In the mouth the wine can be broad or precise, but is almost always distinguished by bracing acidity and flavors that mirror the nose. A notoriously good ager, you can drink GrüVes in their youth, or let them evolve in complexity in your cellar.
Country:

Austria

- Austria is a well-respected wine-growing region in Europe. Yet, even though they make about a third the volume of wine as Germany, not many of these fine bottles make it to the shelves of American wine merchants or restaurants. Lucky for us, their anonymity has translated into incredible value from simple, everyday whites to exquisite dessert wines. Austria shares many grape varieties with Germany—Riesling is king here, too. But the style of Austrian whites is much dryer and more potent. Grüner Veltliner is Austria's second-most-important varietal and makes whites of great versatility and pleasure. Click for a list of bestselling items from Austria.